TURF - SPRING DEAD SPOT

General Information

GENERAL INFORMATION

Heritage is a broad spectrum, preventative fungicide with systemic and curative properties recommended for the control of many important plant diseases. Heritage may be applied as a foliar spray in alternating spray programs or in tank mixes with other registered crop protection products. All applications should be made according to the use directions that follow.

GENERAL USE PRECAUTIONS

Do not graze or feed clippings from treated turf areas to animals. Do not plant the following crops for a period of 12 months (unless an azoxystrobin product is registered for use on that crop): sorghum, barley, buckwheat, millet, oats, rye, wild rice, non-grass animal feeds (alfalfa, clover), sugarcane, triticale and wheat. A plantback interval (PBI) of 36 days is required for Leafy Vegetables (Except Brassica) group; Brassica, Leafy Greens subgroup; Vegetables, Root subgroup; Vegetable (Tuberous and Corm) subgroup; and Vegetables, Leaves of Root and Tuber group. Azoxystrobin is registered for use on all other rotated crops and all other crops may be planted immediately after the last treatment.

ATTENTION

Heritage is extremely phytotoxic to certain apple varieties.

AVOID SPRAY DRIFT. Extreme care must be used to prevent injury to apple trees (and apple fruit).

DO NOT spray Heritage where spray drift may reach apple trees.

DO NOT spray when conditions favor drift beyond area intended for application. Conditions which may contribute to drift include thermal inversion, wind speed and direction, sprayer nozzle/pressure combinations, spray droplet size, etc. Contact your State extension agent for spray drift prevention guidelines in your area.

DO NOT use spray equipment which has been previously used to apply Heritage to spray apple trees. Even trace amounts can cause unacceptable phytotoxicity.

AVOIDING SPRAY DRIFT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE APPLICATOR.

Heritage has demonstrated some phytotoxic effects when mixed with products that are formulated as EC’s. These effects are enhanced if applications are made under cool, cloudy conditions and these conditions remain for several days following application. In addition, adjuvants that contain some form of silicone have also contributed to phytotoxicity.

INTEGRATED PEST (DISEASE) MANAGEMENT

Heritage should be integrated into an overall disease and pest management strategy whenever the use of a fungicide is required. Cultural practices known to reduce disease development should be followed. The SPECIFIC USE DIRECTIONS section in the label identifies specific IPM recommendations for each crop. Consult your local agricultural, turf and ornamental authorities for additional IPM strategies established for your area. Heritage may be used in State Agricultural Extension advisory (disease forecasting) programs which recommend application timing based on environmental factors favorable for disease development.

RESISTANCE MANAGEMENT

Heritage (azoxystrobin) is a Group 11 fungicide. The mode of action for Heritage is the inhibition of the Qo (quinone outside) site within the electron transport system as well as disruption of membrane synthesis by blocking demethylation [Group 11].

Fungal pathogens can develop resistance to products with the same mode of action when used repeatedly. Because resistance development cannot be predicted, use of this product should conform to resistance management strategies established for the crop and use area. Consult your local or State agricultural authorities for resistance management strategies that are complementary to those in the label. Resistance management strategies may include alternating and/or tank-mixing with products having different modes of action or limiting the total number of applications per season. Syngenta Crop Protection encourages responsible resistance management to ensure effective long-term control of the fungal diseases on the label.

Follow the crop specific resistance management recommendations in the directions for use.

In situations requiring multiple sprays, develop season-long spray programs for Group 11 (QoI) fungicides. In crops where two sequential Group 11 fungicide applications are made, they should be alternated with two or more applications of a fungicide that is not in Group 11. If more than 12 applications are made, observe the following guidelines:

- When using a QoI fungicide as a solo product, the number of applications should be no more than 1/3 (33%) of the total number of fungicide applications per season.

- For QoI mixes in programs in which tank mixes or pre mixes of QoI with mixing partners of a different mode of action are utilized, the number of QoI-containing applications should be no more than 1/2 (50%) of the total number of fungicide application per season.

- In programs in which applications of QoI are made with both solo products and mixtures, the number of QoI-containing applications should be no more than 1/2 (50%) of the total number of fungicide applied per season.

If a Group 11 fungicide is applied to the seed or soil, do not make another application with a Group 11 fungicide for at least 3 weeks.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

TURF

Heritage is recommended for control of certain pathogens causing foliar, stem, and root diseases including leaf and stem blights, leaf spots, patch diseases, mildew, molds and rusts of turfgrass plants. Heritage fungicide may be used to control certain diseases on golf courses, lawns and landscape areas around residential, institutional, public, commercial and industrial buildings, parks, recreational areas and athletic fields.

Integrated Pest (Disease) Management (IPM): Sound turf management resulting in healthy, vigorous turf is the foundation of a good IPM program. Cultural practices such as proper choice of turf variety, nutrient management, proper cutting height, thatch management, and proper watering, drainage, and moisture stress management should be integrated with the use of fungicides to increase turf vigor and reduce the susceptibility to disease. Immunoassay detection kits and extension service diagnostic services can assist in the early and accurate identification of causal organisms and corresponding selection of the proper fungicide when required.

Resistance Management: Some turf disease pathogens are known to have developed resistance to products used repeatedly for their control. Heritage should be applied in a tank mix or alternation program with other registered fungicides that have a different mode of action and to which pathogen resistance has not developed. Since Heritage is a strobilurin fungicide, avoid alternation with other strobilurins. Do not apply more than two sequential Heritage applications for Grey leaf spot and Pythium spp. control. For all other diseases when Grey leaf spot and Pythium spp. are not present, do not apply more than four sequential applications of Heritage.

Application Directions: Heritage should be applied prior to disease development. Mix Heritage with the required amount of water and apply as a dilute spray application in 2-4 gallons of water per 1000 square feet (87-174 gallons per acre). Repeat applications at specified intervals for as long as required. For spot treatments, use 0.2 oz. Heritage per 1 to 2 gallons of water. Do not apply more than 10 lbs. product/acre/year (3.7 oz. product/1000 square feet/year). Applications may be made by ground only.

For use with soil injection applications:

Heritage may be applied through a liquid fungicide injector for the control of ectrotrophic root diseases such as summer patch and take-all patch. Use Heritage only in liquid injection equipment specifically designated for pesticide use.

Apply Heritage at 0.2 to 0.4 oz. per 1000 sq. ft. Spray carrier volume should fall within 30-150 gal. of water per 1000 sq. ft. Injection hole spacing of 1 inch by 1 inch is recommended for optimum control. Injection depth should be no greater than 2 inches. One inch depth is recommended for optimum results. Application timing should follow disease control strategies used for normal broadcast spray programs.

For use in the establishment of turfgrass from seed or in overseeding of dormant turfgrass:

Heritage may be used for control of certain turfgrass diseases associated with turfgrass establishment from seed. Heritage may also be used during overseeding of dormant turfgrass.

Heritage may be safely applied before or after seeding or at seedling germination and emergence to ryegrass, bentgrass, bluegrass, and fescue turfgrass types. Optimum application timing is during seeding. See Application Directions section.

Rate Ranges: Use the shorter specified application interval and/or use the higher specified rate when prolonged favorable disease conditions exist.

Dollar Spot: Heritage does not control dollar spot. During periods of dollar spot pressure, always mix Heritage with Daconil or other dollar spot control fungicide. Heritage is compatible in tank mixes with many other fungicides that control dollar spot. Follow directions under SPRAY/MIXING section.

Refer to the label in the label for Heritage Rate Conversion Chart for Turf and the Amount of Heritage to Mix 100 Gals. for Turf Applications

Application Interval: 14-28 days

Apply 1 or 2 applications approximately one month prior to bermudagrass dormancy. 1/4” to 1/2” of irrigation directly after application is recommended. Reapply 14 to 28 days later.

Restricted Entry Interval

4 hours